“Mob grazing” prairie grass under solar fields replicates prescribed fires and bison herds by controlling dead material, lowering fire hazards and stimulating new growth while manure fertilizes

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From a land management perspective, the most important components here are: 1. Shade & resulting temperature difference 2. Native plants which foster healthier insect/bat/bird populations 3. Manure, hoof, saliva, and urine dramatically improving the soil microbiome Soil that is light in color is low in organic carbon and therefore an ideal carbon storage solution. Arid soils benefit from shade that solar provides, native grasses, and livestock grazing. Lighter color soils are also less likely to be productive in the first place, except for certain vegetables that do better in sandy soils.


I really do hope this stack of agro-solar, pure grass grazing is either cheaper than feeding animals corn, or least marketed well, so people are willing to pay more to store carbon and use less oil.


mixed use agriculture is spreading. there’s also a concept called silvopasture that uses herding amongst orchards. imagine the food gains we would get if all orchards had herds grazing between the trees. and the reduction on grain demand…would be amazing.


How do we know the grass won’t catch on fire during a drought and burn the panels?